The reliability of scientific research is under scrutiny. A recently convened working group proposes cultural adjustments to incentivize better research practices.

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  1. Marcus Munafò, William J. Browne, Katherine Button and Kate Tilling are at the University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

    • Marcus Munafò
    • , William J Browne
    • , Katherine Button
    •  & Kate Tilling
  2. Simon Noble & Robi Blumenstein are at CHDI Management/CHDI Foundation, New York, New York, USA.

    • Simon Noble
    •  & Robi Blumenstein
  3. Dani Brunner is at PsychoGenics, Inc., Tarrytown, New York, USA and Columbia University, New York, New York, USA.

    • Dani Brunner
  4. Joaquim Ferreira is at the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

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  5. Peter Holmans is at Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

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  6. Douglas Langbehn is at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.

    • Douglas Langbehn
  7. Glyn Lewis is at University College London, London, UK.

    • Glyn Lewis
  8. Martin Lindquist is at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

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  9. Eric-Jan Wagenmakers is at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland.

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S.N. and R.B. are employees of CHDI Management, Inc., which provides advisory services to CHDI Foundation and other nonprofit organizations that support Huntington's disease research. D.B. is employed by PsychoGenics, Inc., which conducts research through fee-for-service agreements for CHDI. J.F. and D.L. receive research funding from CHDI. All authors received reimbursement of travel costs for attendance at the working group cited. M.M., W.J.B., G.L., M.L., E.-J.W. and K.T. have now signed consulting agreements with CHDI to work on the independent standing committee cited.

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